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US20160325915A1 US14/703,094 US201514703094A US2016325915A1 US 20160325915 A1 US20160325915 A1 US 20160325915A1 US 201514703094 A US201514703094 A US 201514703094A US 2016325915 A1 US2016325915 A1 US 2016325915A1
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • B65D81/38Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents with thermal insulation
    • B65D81/3813Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents with thermal insulation rigid container being in the form of a box, tray or like container
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • B65D81/38Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents with thermal insulation
    • B65D81/3848Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents with thermal insulation semi-rigid container folded up from one or more blanks
    • B65D81/3862Containers, packaging elements, or packages, for contents presenting particular transport or storage problems, or adapted to be used for non-packaging purposes after removal of contents with thermal insulation semi-rigid container folded up from one or more blanks with a foam formed container located inside a folded box
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B31MAKING ARTICLES OF PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER; WORKING PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER
    • B31FMECHANICAL WORKING OR DEFORMATION OF PAPER, CARDBOARD OR MATERIAL WORKED IN A MANNER ANALOGOUS TO PAPER
    • B31F5/00Attaching together sheets, strips or webs; Reinforcing edges
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
    • B65D5/00Rigid or semi-rigid containers of polygonal cross-section, e.g. boxes, cartons or trays, formed by folding or erecting one or more blanks made of paper
    • B65D5/42Details of containers or of foldable or erectable container blanks
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Abstract

An insulation packaging assembly includes: a box including a top side wall, an bottom side wall, and a plurality of lateral side walls; a first insulation liner contacting a one of the lateral side walls of the box, the first insulation liner including a left fold, a center fold, and a right fold; and a second insulation liner contacting a second of the lateral side walls of the box, the second insulation liner including a top fold, a back fold, and a bottom fold, the top fold of the second insulation liner positioned between the left fold and the right fold of the first insulation liner.

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    TECHNICAL FIELD
  • This disclosure relates to packaging. More specifically, this disclosure relates to adjustable insulation packaging.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Packaging of perishable items, fragile items, pharmaceuticals, and various other items of various shapes and sizes poses a challenge to suppliers and consumers alike. For example, suppliers are faced with the challenge of shipping fragile items, perishable items, pharmaceuticals, and various other items economically while minimizing damage and other forms of transit breakage. Similar challenges exist for individual consumers shipping perishable items, fragile items, pharmaceuticals, and various other items.
  • SUMMARY
  • Disclosed is an insulation packaging assembly comprising: a box including a top side wall, an bottom side wall, and a plurality of lateral side walls; a first insulation liner contacting a one of the lateral side walls of the box, the first insulation liner including a left fold, a center fold, and a right fold; and a second insulation liner contacting a second of the lateral side walls of the box, the second insulation liner including a top fold, a back fold, and a bottom fold, the top fold of the second insulation liner positioned between the left fold and the right fold of the first insulation liner.
  • Also disclosed a method comprising: positioning a first insulation liner in a box, the box including a top side wall, a bottom side wall, and a plurality of lateral side walls, the first insulation liner including a left fold, a center fold, and a right fold, the first insulation liner contacting a one of the lateral side walls of the box; and positioning a second insulation liner in the box, the second insulation liner contacting a second of the lateral side walls of the box, the second insulation liner including a top fold, a back fold, and a bottom fold, the top fold of the second insulation liner positioned between the left fold and the right fold of the first insulation liner.
  • Various implementations described in the present disclosure may include additional systems, methods, features, and advantages, which may not necessarily be expressly disclosed herein but will be apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art upon examination of the following detailed description and accompanying drawings. It is intended that all such systems, methods, features, and advantages be included within the present disclosure and protected by the accompanying claims.
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  • The features and components of the following figures are illustrated to emphasize the general principles of the present disclosure. Corresponding features and components throughout the figures may be designated by matching reference characters for the sake of consistency and clarity.
  • FIG. 1 is an exploded view of an adjustable insulation packaging assembly in accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure including a box, a first insulation liner, and a second insulation liner.
  • FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the first insulation liner and second insulation liner of FIG. 1 assembled.
  • FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the first insulation liner, second insulation liner, and box of FIG. 1 with the first insulation liner and second insulation liner positioned in the box.
  • FIG. 4 is a top view of the first insulation liner, second insulation liner, and box of FIG. 1 with the first insulation liner and second insulation liner positioned in the box.
  • FIG. 5 is a perspective view of another embodiment of a first insulation liner and a second insulation liner.
  • FIG. 6 is a perspective view of the adjustable insulation packaging assembly of FIG. 1 with the box closed.
  • FIG. 7 is a sectional view of the adjustable insulation packaging assembly of FIG. 6 taken along line 7-7 in FIG. 6 with a first plurality of items to be shipped in a storage cavity of the adjustable insulation packaging assembly.
  • FIG. 8 is a sectional view of the adjustable insulation packaging assembly of FIG. 6 taken along line 7-7 in FIG. 6 with a second plurality of items to be shipped in a storage cavity of the adjustable insulation packaging assembly.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Disclosed is an adjustable insulation packaging assembly and associated methods, systems, devices, and various apparatus. The adjustable insulation packaging assembly includes a box, a first insulation liner, and a second insulation liner. It would be understood by one of skill in the art that the disclosed adjustable insulation packaging assembly is described in but a few exemplary embodiments among many. No particular terminology or description should be considered limiting on the disclosure or the scope of any claims issuing therefrom. Directional references such as “up,” “down,” “top,” “left,” “right,” “front,” “back,” and “corners,” among others are intended to refer to the orientation as shown and described in the figure (or figures) to which the components and directions are referencing.
  • One embodiment of an adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 is disclosed and described in FIG. 1. The adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 includes a box 102, a first insulation liner 104, and a second insulation liner 106.
  • The box 102 includes a top end 108, a bottom end 110, a front lateral side wall 112, a back lateral side wall 114, a left lateral side wall 116, and a right lateral side wall 118. The front lateral side wall 112 includes an inner surface 400 (shown in FIG. 4) and an outer surface 120. The back lateral side wall 114 includes an inner surface 122 and an outer surface 700 (shown in FIG. 7). The left lateral side wall 116 defines an inner surface 402 (shown in FIG. 4) and an outer surface 124. The right lateral side wall 118 defines an inner surface 126 and an outer surface 404 (shown in FIG. 4). The inner surfaces of the lateral side walls 112,114,116,118 define a box cavity 128. The lateral side walls 112,114,116,118 define a top opening 130 at the top end 108 of the box 102. A distance from the top end 108 to the bottom end 110 defines a box height. In various embodiments, a notch 600 is defined in the front lateral side wall 112 at the top end 108 of the box 102.
  • As shown in FIG. 1, in the present embodiment, the box 102 includes a top left flap 132 connected to the left lateral side wall 116 at the top end 108 of the box 102 and a top right flap 134 connected to the right lateral side wall 118 at the top end 108 of the box 102. The box 102 also includes a back flap 136 connected to the back lateral side wall 114 at the top end 108 of the box 102. In various embodiments, the back flap 136 includes a locking panel 138 connected to the back flap 136 through a bend line 140. The flaps 132,134,136 may be used to close the top opening 130. When closed, the top left flap 132, top right flap 134, and back flap 136 define a top side wall of the box 102.
  • In various embodiments, the box 102 includes a bottom left flap 142 connected to the left lateral side wall 116 at the bottom end 110 of the box 102 and a bottom right flap 144 connected to the right lateral side wall 118 at the bottom end 110 of the box 102. When closed, the bottom flaps 142,144 define a bottom side wall of the box 102. In addition, the location, number, and shape of the flaps on the box 102 should not be considered limiting on the current disclosure. For example, in various other embodiments, each of the lateral side walls 112,114,116,118 includes a flap at the top end 108 of the box 102. In various embodiments, the box 102 also includes bottom flaps at each lateral side wall 112,114,116,118 at the bottom end 110. In various embodiments, any of the flaps on the box 102 may be integral with the box 102 or connected to the box 102. In various embodiments, any of the flaps of the box 102 may include connecting mechanisms such as slats, snaps, adhesive, hooks and loops, and any other connecting mechanisms for selectively holding the flaps in place to form the respective top side wall and bottom side wall of the box 102.
  • In addition, the number of side walls of the box 102 should not be considered limiting on the current disclosure. In various embodiments, the box 102 includes the top side wall, for example as formed by the top left flap 132, top right flap 134, and back flap 136, the bottom side wall, for example as formed by the bottom right flap 144 and the bottom left flap 142, and at least one lateral side wall, such as the back lateral side wall 114. For example, in various embodiments, the box 102 may be a cylindrically shaped box with a plurality of lateral side walls curved into a cylindrical shape, where each side wall is a portion of the curved cylindrical perimeter of the box, such as where each side wall is a quarter portion of the perimeter, a half portion of the perimeter, or a third portion of the perimeter, or where one lateral side wall is a third portion of the perimeter and one lateral side wall is a two-thirds portion of the perimeter.
  • The adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 also includes the first insulation liner 104 in various embodiments. In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 includes a top side end 146, a bottom side end 148, a left side end 150, and a right side end 152. As shown in FIG. 1, the first insulation liner 104 defines an outer surface 154 and an inner surface 156 between the ends 146,148,150,152. In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 includes a left fold 158 defined between the left side end 150 and a first bend line 164, a center fold 160 defined between the first bend line 164 and a second bend line 166, and a right fold 162 defined between the second bend line 166 and the right side end 152. In various embodiments, the left fold 158 is bendable relative to the center fold 160 at the first bend line 164 and the right fold 162 is bendable relative to the center fold 160 at the second bend line 166. In various other embodiments, the left fold 158 is bendable relative to the center fold 160 at locations other than the first bend line 164 on the first insulation liner 104 or the first bend line 164 may be provided at another location on the first insulation liner 104. In various other embodiments, the right fold 162 is bendable relative to the center fold 160 at locations other than the second bend line 166 on the first insulation liner 104 or the second bend line 166 may be provided at another location on the first insulation liner 104. The location of the bend lines 164,166 should not be considered limiting on the current disclosure as in various other embodiments, the location of the bend lines 164,166 may be varied to accommodate boxes with different dimensions.
  • The first insulation liner 104 is used to wrap items 192 positioned in the box 102 horizontally and contact the left lateral side wall 116, front lateral side wall 112, and right lateral side wall 118 of the box 102 in various embodiments. In various embodiments when the first insulation liner 104 is positioned in the box 102, the inner surface 156 faces the items 192 in the box cavity 128 of the box 102 and the outer surface 154 faces the left lateral side wall 116, front lateral side wall 112, and right lateral side wall 118 of the box 102. In various embodiments, the outer surface 154 may face any of the lateral side walls 112,114,116,118 as desired. In various embodiments, the outer surface 154 contacts at least one of the lateral side walls 112,114,116,118. A distance from the top side end 146 to the bottom side end 148 defines a height of the first insulation liner 104. In various embodiments, the dimensions of the left fold 158, center fold 160, and right fold 162 may be varied to accommodate various boxes 102 having various dimensions.
  • In various embodiments, the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 also includes the second insulation liner 106. In various embodiments, the second insulation liner 106 includes a top side end 168, a bottom side end 170, a left side end 172, and a right side end 174. As shown in FIG. 1, the second insulation liner 106 defines an outer surface 176 and an inner surface 178 between the ends 168,170,172,174. The second insulation liner 106 includes a top fold 182 defined between the top side end 168 and a third bend line 188, a back fold 184 defined between the third bend line 188 and a fourth bend line 190, and a bottom fold 186 defined between the fourth bend line 190 and the bottom side end 170 in various embodiments. In various embodiments, the top fold 182 is bendable relative to the back fold 184 at the third bend line 188 and the bottom fold 186 is bendable relative to the back fold 184 at the fourth bend line 190. In various other embodiments, the top fold 182 is bendable relative to the back fold 184 at locations other than the third bend line 188 on the second insulation liner 106 or the third bend line 188 may be provided at another location on the second insulation liner 106. In various other embodiments, the bottom fold 186 is bendable relative to the back fold 184 at locations other than the fourth bend line 190 on the second insulation liner 106 or the fourth bend line 190 may be provided at another location on the second insulation liner 106. The location of the bend lines 188,190 should not be considered limiting on the current disclosure as in various other embodiments, the location of the bend lines 188,190 may be varied to accommodate boxes with different dimensions.
  • The second insulation liner 106 is used to wrap the items 192 of the box 102 vertically and contact the bottom flaps 142,144 at the bottom end 110 forming the bottom side wall of the box 102, the back lateral side wall 114, and the flaps 132,134,136, at the top end 108 forming the top side wall of the box 102. In various embodiments, when the second insulation liner 106 is positioned in the box 102, the inner surface 178 faces the items 192 of the box 102 in the box cavity 128 and the outer surface 176 faces the bottom flaps 142,144 at the bottom end 110, the back lateral side wall 114, and the flaps 132,134,136 at the top end 108 of the box 102. In various other embodiments, the outer surface 176 may face any of the lateral side walls 112,114,116,118 as desired. In various embodiments, the outer surface 176 contacts at least one of the lateral side walls 112,114,116,118. A distance from the third bend line 188 to the fourth bend line 190 defines a height of the back fold 184. In various embodiments, the height of the back fold 184 is less than or equal to the height of the box 102. In various embodiments, the dimensions of the top fold 182, back fold 184, and bottom fold 186 may be varied to accommodate various boxes 102 having various dimensions. In various embodiments, as described in greater detail below, the top fold 182, back fold 184, and bottom fold 186 are adjustable to accommodate the items 192 to be shipped placed in the box cavity 128 of the box 102. In various embodiments, the height of the first insulation liner 104 is greater than or equal to the height of the back fold 184 of the second insulation liner 106.
  • As shown in FIG. 1, in various embodiments, the items 192 to be shipped may have various dimensions and characteristics. When placed in the box cavity 128 of the box 102, the items 192 may have various dimensions and characteristics and thereby create void spaces in the box cavity 128 when a volume less than the volume of the box cavity 128 is occupied by the items 192. Void spaces may be undesirable in various embodiments as the items 192 may move around within the void space during shipping and damage the items 192. The number, shape, or location of items 192 in the box cavity 128 should not be considered limiting on the current disclosure
  • In various embodiments, an inner box may be positioned in the box cavity 128. In various embodiments, the inner box may contain an item or items to be shipped. In various embodiments, the inner box may include a divider positioned within the inner box such that the divider divides the inner box into an upper chamber and a lower chamber. In various embodiments, each of the upper chamber and the lower chamber may have a temperature profile. In various embodiments, the divider may include vent openings enabling fluid flow through the divider. In various embodiments, the divider regulates the fluid flow and helps regulate the temperature profile of each of the upper chamber and the lower chamber. In various other embodiments, the divider may be included in the box cavity 128 without the inner box and divide the box cavity 128 into a first chamber and a second chamber.
  • FIG. 2 shows the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 assembled. In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 assembled define a storage cavity 300. As shown in FIG. 2, in various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 are assembled such that at least a portion of the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 contacts at least a portion of the left side end 172 and at least a portion of the right side end 174 of the second insulation liner 106. In various embodiments, at least a portion of the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 also contacts at least a portion of the bottom side end 170 of the second insulation liner 106.
  • In various embodiments when the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 are assembled, the top fold 182 of the second insulation liner 106 forms the top side wall of the cavity 300, the back fold 184 of the second insulation liner 106 forms the back lateral side wall of the cavity 300, the bottom fold 186 of the second insulation liner 106 forms the bottom side wall of the cavity 300, the left fold 158 of the first insulation liner 104 forms the left lateral side wall of the cavity 300, the center fold 160 of the first insulation liner 104 forms the front lateral side wall of the cavity 300, and the right fold 162 of the first insulation liner 104 forms the right lateral side wall of the cavity 300. In various embodiments, the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 and the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 are the inner surfaces of the cavity 300.
  • In various embodiments, the second insulation liner 106 is assembled such that the back fold 184 is a lateral wall of the cavity 300. When the second insulation liner 106 is assembled, the bottom fold 186 is folded relative to the back fold 184 such that the bottom fold 186 is orthogonal to the back fold 184 in various embodiments. In various embodiments, the top fold 182 is folded relative to the back fold 184 such that at least a portion of the top fold 182 is orthogonal to the back fold 184.
  • In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 is assembled such that the left fold 158, center fold 160, and right fold 162 are lateral walls of the cavity 300. In various embodiments, when the first insulation liner 104 is assembled, the left fold 158 is folded relative to the center fold 160 such that the left fold 158 is orthogonal to the center fold 160. In various embodiments, the right fold 162 is folded relative to the center fold 160 such that the right fold 162 is orthogonal to the center fold 160.
  • When the liners 104,106 are assembled, the bottom side end 170 of the second insulation liner 106 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the center fold 160. In various embodiments, the bottom side end 170 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 adjacent to the bottom side end 148 of the first insulation liner 104 at the center fold 160.
  • In various embodiments, the left side end 172 of the second insulation liner 106 at the bottom fold 186 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the left fold 158. In various embodiments, the left side end 172 at the bottom fold 186 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 adjacent to the bottom side end 148 of the first insulation liner 104 at the left fold 158. When the liners 104,106 are assembled, in various embodiments, the right side end 174 of the second insulation liner 106 at the bottom fold 186 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the right fold 162. In various embodiments, the right side end 174 at the bottom fold 186 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 adjacent to the bottom side end 148 of the first insulation liner 104 at the right fold 162.
  • When the liners 104,106 are assembled, in various embodiments the left side end 172 of the second insulation liner 106 at the back fold 184 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the left fold 158. In various embodiments, the left side end 172 of the second insulation liner 106 at the back fold 184 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 adjacent to the left side end 150 on the left fold 158. In various embodiments, the right side end 174 of the second insulation liner 106 at the back fold 184 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the right fold 162. In various embodiments, the right side end 174 of the second insulation liner 106 at the back fold 184 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 adjacent to the right side end 152 on the right fold 162.
  • In various embodiments, the left side end 172 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the left fold 158. In various embodiments, the left side end 172 at the top fold 182 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 adjacent to the top side end 146 of the first insulation liner 104 at the left fold 158. When the liners 104,106 are assembled, in various embodiments, the right side end 174 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the right fold 162. In various embodiments, the right side end 174 at the top fold 182 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 adjacent to the top side end 146 of the first insulation liner 104 at the right fold 162.
  • In various embodiments, the top side end 168 of the second insulation liner 106 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the center fold 160. In various embodiments, the top side end 168 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 adjacent to the top side end 146 of the first insulation liner 104 at the center fold 160. In various other embodiments, as described in greater detail below with reference to FIG. 8, a portion of the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the center fold 160. In these embodiments, the top side end 168 of the second insulation liner 106 may be parallel with the top side end 146 of the first insulation liner 104.
  • In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 and the second insulation liner 106 are C-shaped when folded. In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 is C-shaped by folding the left fold 158 and the right fold 162 in the same direction relative to the center fold 160. In various embodiments, the second insulation liner 106 is C-shaped by folding the top fold 182 and the bottom fold 186 in the same direction relative to the back fold 184. However, the shape of the folded insulation liners 104,106 should not be considered limiting on the current disclosure as in various other embodiments, the folded insulation liners 104,106 may have any desired shape.
  • In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 and the second insulation liner 106 provide both cushioning and climate control to provide cushioned protection for the contents of the box 102 and maintain a temperature within the box 102. In various embodiments, the insulation liners 104,106 may include materials including, but not limited to, polyester film, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, foams, pellets, fabrics, nonwovens, polyethylene, polyurethane, polypropylene, and various other materials that may contribute towards a cushioned and climate controlled protective layer in the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100. In various embodiments, the insulation liners 104,106 are biodegradable. In various embodiments, the insulation liners 104,106 are compostable. In various embodiments, the insulation liners are R-4 poly-encapsulated insulation 100% recycled cotton liners. In various other embodiments, the insulation liners 104,106 may have various other R values or may have various other percentage values of recycled cotton or other materials. In various other embodiments, the insulation liners 104,106 are not poly-encapsulated.
  • FIG. 3 shows the box 102 with the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 positioned in the box cavity 128 of the box 102. As shown in FIG. 3, in various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 are folded into the corners of the box 102 where the lateral side walls 112,114,116,118, top side wall, and bottom side wall respectively connect with each other. In various other embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 are folded but do not fill the corners. In these embodiments, a space may be defined between the respective corner of the box 102 and the outer surface 154 of the first insulation liner 104 or the outer surface 176 of the second insulation liner 106.
  • As shown in FIG. 3, in various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 lines the left lateral side wall 116, front lateral side wall 112, and right lateral side wall 118. In various embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface 154 of the first insulation liner 104 contacts the left lateral side wall 116, the front lateral side wall 112, and the right lateral side wall 118. In various embodiments, the left side end 150 and the right side end 152 contact the back lateral side wall 114. In various embodiments, the top side end 146 contacts the top side wall of the box 102 formed by the flaps 132,134,136 and the bottom side end 148 contacts the bottom side wall of the box 102 formed by the flaps 142,144. In various embodiments, the height of the first insulation liner 104 is less than the height of the box 102.
  • As shown in FIG. 3, in various embodiments, the second insulation liner 106 contacts the bottom side wall of the box 102 formed by the flaps 142,144, the back lateral side wall 114, and the top side wall of the box 102 formed by the flaps 132,134,136. In various embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface 176 of the second insulation liner 106 contacts the bottom side wall of the box 102 formed by the flaps 142,144, the back lateral side wall 114, and the top side wall of the box 102 formed by the flaps 132,134,136.
  • In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 contacts at least a first of the lateral side walls 112,114,116,118 and the second insulation liner 106 contacts at least a second of the lateral side walls 112,114,116,118. In various embodiments where the box 102 includes the top side wall, the bottom side wall, and a plurality of lateral side walls 112,114,116,118, the first insulation liner 104 contacts a first of the lateral side walls of the box 102 and the second insulation liner 106 contacts a second of the outer lateral side walls of the box 102.
  • In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 contacting the box 102 define a storage cavity 300. In various embodiments, the storage cavity 300 is cushioned through the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106. In various embodiments, the storage cavity 300 maintains a temperature profile within the box 102. In various embodiments, the storage cavity 300 is a portion of the box cavity 128 between the inner surfaces 178,156 of the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 assembled together. A volume of the storage cavity 300 is adjustable to accommodate various sized items and to minimize void space in the storage cavity 300, as described in greater detail below.
  • FIG. 4 shows a top view of the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 positioned in the box 102. In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 fit tightly together such that no gaps or space are between the ends 168,170,172,174 of the second insulation liner 106 and the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104. As shown in FIG. 4, the top fold 182 of the second insulation liner 106 is nested between the left fold 158, the right fold 162, and the center fold 160 of the first insulation liner 104. Although not shown, the bottom fold 186 of the second insulation liner 106 is also nested between the left fold 158, the right fold 162, and the center fold 160 of the first insulation liner 104. As shown in FIG. 4, the left side end 150 and right side end 152 of the first insulation liner 104 contact the inner surface 122 of the back lateral side wall 114 of the box 102 in various embodiments. In various embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface 176 of the second insulation liner 106 contacts the inner surface 122 of the back lateral side wall 114. In various embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface 154 of the first insulation liner 104 contacts the inner surface 400 of the front lateral side wall 112, the inner surface 402 of the left lateral side wall 116, and the inner surface 122 of the right lateral side wall 118. In the present embodiments, the outer surface 154 contacts each of the inner surface 400, the inner surface 402, and the inner surface 122.
  • FIG. 5 shows a perspective view of another embodiment of a first insulation liner 104′ and a second insulation liner 106′. The first insulation liner 104′ is similar to the first insulation liner 104 and includes a top side end 146′, a bottom side end 148′, a left side end 150′, and a right side end 152′. As shown in FIG. 5, the first insulation liner 104′ defines an outer surface 154′ and an inner surface (not shown) between the ends 146′,148′,150′,152′. The second insulation liner 106′ is similar to the second insulation liner 106 and includes a top side end 168′, a bottom side end 170′, a left side end 172′, and a right side end 174′. As shown in FIG. 5, the second insulation liner 106′ defines an outer surface 176′ and an inner surface (not shown) between the ends 168′,170′,172′,174′. The shape and configuration shown in FIG. 5 should not be considered limiting on the current disclosure as in various other embodiments, the first insulation liner 104′ and second insulation liner 106′ may have any desired dimensions to accommodate a variety of different sized boxes.
  • FIG. 6 shows the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 in a fully closed position. When the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 is fully closed, the back flap 136 is folded to cover the top opening 130 of the box cavity 128. In various embodiments, the locking panel 138 is inserted into the box cavity 128 to help secure the back flap 136 closed. The adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 may be self-sealing in various embodiments. In various other embodiments, the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 may utilize sealers such as various adhesives, glues, tapes, hook and loop connectors, and various other connecting mechanisms to maintain the fully closed position. As shown in FIG. 6, in various embodiments, the notch 600 is defined in the front lateral side wall 112 at the top end 108. In various embodiments, the notch 600 enables a user to access the locking panel 138. When closed, the volume of the storage cavity 300 is adjustable through folding of the second insulation liner 106 such that void space in the storage cavity 300 is minimized, as shown in FIGS. 7 and 8.
  • FIG. 7 shows a cross-sectional view of the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 taken along line 7-7 in FIG. 6 with items 192 positioned in the box cavity 128. In various embodiments, the items 192 are positioned in the storage cavity 300 on the bottom fold 186 of the second insulation liner 106. As shown in FIG. 7, the items 192 placed in the storage cavity 300 occupy a first volume of the box cavity 128. To minimize void space 704 in the storage cavity 300 between the items 192 and the top fold 182 of the second insulation liner 106, the top fold 182 is folded and the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 is positioned proximate to the items 192. In various embodiments, this minimizes a distance from the items 192 to the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182. In various embodiments, the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 contacts the items 192. As shown in FIG. 7, in various embodiments when the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 is positioned proximate to the items 192, the outer surface 176 of the second insulation liner 106 contacts the top side wall of the box 102 formed at least partially by flap 136 and the top side end 168 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the center fold 160.
  • As is partially shown in FIG. 7, in the various embodiments, the second insulation liner 106 contacts the box 102 at the bottom side wall of the box 102 formed by flaps 142,144, the back lateral side wall 114, and the top side wall of the box 102 formed by flaps 132,134,136. As shown in FIG. 7, the outer surface 176 of the second insulation liner 106 at the bottom fold 186 contacts the bottom side wall of the box 102 formed at least partially by flap 142. In various embodiments, the outer surface 176 of the second insulation liner 106 at the back fold 184 contacts the inner surface 122 of the back lateral side wall 114 of the box 102. In various embodiments, the outer surface 176 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 contacts the top side wall of the box 102 formed partially by the back flap 136. As shown in FIG. 7, in various embodiments, the top side end 168 and the bottom side end 170 of the second insulation liner 106 contact the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 at the center fold 160.
  • In various embodiments, the first insulation liner 104 contacts the box 102 at the left lateral side wall 116, front lateral side wall 112, and right lateral side wall 118. In various embodiments, the top side end 146 of the first insulation liner 104 contacts the top side wall of the box 102 formed at least partially by the back flap 136. In various embodiments, the bottom side end 148 of the first insulation liner 104 contacts the bottom side wall of the box 102 formed at least partially by flap 142. In various embodiments, the outer surface 154 of the first insulation liner 104 at the center fold 160 contacts the inner surface 400 of the front lateral side wall 112 of the box 102. As shown in FIG. 7, in various embodiments, the outer surface 154 of the first insulation liner 104 at the center fold 160 also contacts the locking panel 138. As shown in FIG. 4, in various embodiments, the outer surface 154 of the first insulation liner 104 at the left fold 158 contacts the inner surface 402 of the left lateral side wall 116 of the box 102 and the outer surface 154 of the first insulation liner 104 at the right fold 162 contacts the inner surface 122 of the right lateral side wall 118. In various other embodiments, the liners 104,106 may have any desired configuration such that together, the liners 104,106 contact the respective side walls of the box 102.
  • As shown in FIG. 7, when the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 is fully closed, the locking panel 138 connected to the back flap 136 is at least partially inserted into the box cavity 128 such that the locking panel 138 is adjacent to the front lateral side wall 112. In various embodiments, the locking panel 138 contacts the front lateral side wall 112. As shown in FIG. 7, in various embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface 154 of the first insulation liner 104 contacts the inner surface 400 of the front lateral side wall 112. In various embodiments, the top side end 146 of the first insulation liner 104 contacts the top side wall of the box 102 formed at least partially by the back flap 136 and the bottom side end 148 of the first insulation liner 104 contacts the bottom side wall of the box 102 formed at least partially by flap 142.
  • FIG. 8 shows a cross-sectional view of the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 taken along line 7-7 in FIG. 6 with a second set of items 800 positioned in the box cavity 128. In various embodiments, the items 800 are positioned in the storage cavity 300 and occupy a second volume of the box cavity 128, which is less than the volume occupied by items 192. In various embodiments, the items 192 and items 800 may be various perishable items, pharmaceuticals, other temperature sensitive items, or other items to be shipped such as boxes of food, bottles of beverages, bagged fruits, bagged vegetables, and various other items. To minimize void space 704 in the storage cavity 300 between the items 192 and the top fold 182 of the second insulation liner 106, the top fold 182 is folded and the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 is positioned proximate to the items 800. In various embodiments, the top fold 182 is folded down over the storage cavity 300 by folding the top fold 182 along the third bend line 188. In various embodiments, when the top fold 182 is folded, the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 is positioned proximate to the items 800. The downward force applied to fold the top fold 182 may be applied by a human or a machine. In various embodiments, the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 contacts the items 800.
  • In various embodiments, this minimizes a distance from the items 800 to the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182. As shown in FIG. 8, in various embodiments when the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 is positioned proximate to the items 800, the top side end 168 contacts the top side wall of the box 102, formed at least partially by flap 136. In various other embodiments, the top fold 182 is pushed downward until it contacts the items 800 without the top side end 168 contacting the top side wall of the box 102 or the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 contacting the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104. In various embodiments, the top side end 168 of the top fold 182 is folded such that the top side end 168 bends upwards while the rest of the top fold 182 is pushed downward.
  • In various embodiments where the top fold 182 is pushed downward into the position shown in FIG. 8, the position of the top fold 182 with the top end 168 against the top side wall of the box 102 and the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 contacting the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 may hold the top fold 182 in position without any fillers or other securing mechanisms.
  • In various embodiments, at least a portion of the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 may contact at least a portion of the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104. In various embodiments, the second insulation liner 106 may be folded at any desired location to minimize void space 704 in the storage cavity 300. In this manner, the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 may accommodate a variety of different items in the storage cavity 300 while minimizing void space 704.
  • In various embodiments, the positioning of the folded top fold 182 of the second insulation liner 106 is maintained by the top side end 168 contacting the top side wall of the box 102. In various other embodiments, the positioning of the folded top fold 182 is maintained through mechanisms including, but not limited to, folded flaps or tabs of the box 102 positioning the top fold 182 against the items 800, by pins attached to any of the side walls of the box 102 to position the top fold 182 against the items, by tabs bent out from any of the side walls of the box 102 or inserted into slots on any of the side walls of the box 102 to secure the top fold 182 against the items 800, by spacers, by scored flaps of the box 102, by void fill material such as bubble rolls, air pillows, packing foam, or other similar void fill material, or various other mechanisms suitable for positioning the top fold 182 against the items 800 and minimizing the void space 704. For example, in various embodiments, one or multiple of the flaps of the box 102, such as the top left flap 132 or top right flap 134, may be folded along a score line on the flaps 132,134 such that the flaps 132,134 are pressed down onto the top fold 182. In various embodiments, the flaps 132,134 may include multiple score lines to hold down the top fold 182 at different levels within the box 102 based on the volume of the storage cavity 300 occupied by items positioned in the box.
  • In various embodiments where the second insulation liner 106 is folded to minimize void space 704 in the storage cavity 300, box void space 802 may be formed between the second insulation liner 106, the first insulation liner 104, and the box 102. In various embodiments, the box void space 802 is formed between at least a portion of the outer surface 176 of the second insulation liner 106, at least a portion of the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104, at least a portion of the back lateral side wall 114, and at least a portion of the top side wall of the box 102; however, the location and size of the box void space 802 should not be considered limiting on the current disclosure as the location of the box void space 802 may be between the first insulation liner 104, second insulation liner 106, and any of the sides of the box 102 in various other embodiments.
  • In various embodiments, the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 may include various fillers such as bubble rolls, air pillows, bubble wrap, packing papers, packing foam, packing peanuts, and various other fillers positioned in the box void space 802. In various embodiments, the fillers may be positioned between the insulation liners 104,106 and the flaps or side walls of the box 102. In various other embodiments, additional items to be shipped may be positioned in the box void space 802. In various embodiments, the void space 704 in the storage cavity 300 and the box void space 802 is minimized such that various items take up a substantial portion of the volume of the void spaces 704,802. In various embodiments where void spaces 704,802 in the box 102 are minimized, items within the box 102 may be more secured during shipment and thereby minimize the potential for damage and other forms of transit breakage. Minimized void spaces 704 may also improve insulation performance of the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100. In various embodiments, minimizing or reducing the void spaces 704 may reduce the surface area of the first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 that surrounds the items in the storage cavity 300, such as items 192 or items 800. Heat transfer between the storage cavity 300 and the exterior environment may be a function of the surface area of the liners 104,106 and the thermal properties of the material from which the liners 104,106 are composed. In various embodiments, the insulation performance of the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 is improved when the items 192 or items 800 occupy less than a full potential volume of the storage cavity 300.
  • In various embodiments, the insulation properties of the first insulation liner 104, second insulation liner 106, and box 102 are utilized to achieve specific temperature profiles in to storage cavity 300.
  • A method of assembling the adjustable insulation packaging assembly 100 is also disclosed. It should be noted that any of the steps of any of the methods described herein may be performed in any order or could be performed in sub-steps that are done in any order or that are separated in time from each other by other steps or sub-steps, and the disclosure of a particular order of steps should not be considered limiting on the current disclosure. The box 102 having the box cavity 128 is provided.
  • The first insulation liner 104 is positioned in box cavity 128 of the box 102 such that the first insulation liner 104 contacts three of the lateral side walls of the box 102, such as the left lateral side wall 116, right lateral side wall 118, and front lateral side wall 112. The first insulation liner 104 includes the left fold 158, the center fold 160, and the right fold 162. The second insulation liner 106 is positioned in the box cavity 128 of the box 102 such that the second insulation liner 106 contacts the bottom side of the box 102 and one of the lateral side walls of the box 102, such as the back lateral side wall 114. The second insulation liner 106 includes the top fold 182, the back fold 184, and the bottom fold 186. In various embodiments, the second insulation liner 106 is positioned in the box cavity 128 such that the top fold 182 is positioned between the left fold 158 and the right fold 162 of the first insulation liner 104. In various embodiments, the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 contacts the bottom side end 170, the left side end 172, and the right side end 174 of the second insulation liner 106.
  • The first insulation liner 104 and second insulation liner 106 positioned in the box cavity 128 define the storage cavity 300. In various embodiments, the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104 and the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 define the storage cavity 300. In various embodiments, items, such as items 192 or items 800, are positioned in the storage cavity 300. Void space 704 may exist between the items and the top fold 182 of the second insulation liner 106
  • In various embodiments, the top fold 182 is folded to minimize the void space 704 between the items in the storage cavity 300, such as items 800, and the second insulation liner 106. In various embodiments, the top fold 182 is folded by applying a downward force on the top fold 182 such that the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 is positioned proximate to the items 800. The downward force may be applied by a human or a machine. In various embodiments, the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 at the top fold 182 is folded such that the inner surface 178 contacts the items 800. In various other embodiments, the top fold 182 is pushed downward until it contacts the items 800 without the top side end 168 contacting the top side wall of the box 102 or the inner surface 178 of the second insulation liner 106 contacting the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104. In various embodiments, the top side end 168 of the top fold 182 is folded such that the top side end 168 bends upwards while the rest of the top fold 182 is pushed downward.
  • In various embodiments, the top fold 182 is folded such that at least a portion of the outer surface 176 of the second insulation liner 106 contacts the top side wall of the box 102 when the flaps 132,134,136 are closed and the top side end 168 contacts the inner surface 156 of the first insulation liner 104. In various other embodiments, the top fold 182 is folded such that the top side end 168 contacts the top side wall of the box 102 when the flaps 132,134,136 are closed. In these embodiments, the box void space 802 may be defined between the second insulation liner 106 and the box 102. In various embodiments, a filler is positioned in the box void space 802 such that the contents of the box 102 occupy a volume of the box cavity 128 and the void spaces 704,802 are minimized.
  • One should note that conditional language, such as, among others, “can,” “could,” “might,” or “may,” unless specifically stated otherwise, or otherwise understood within the context as used, is generally intended to convey that certain embodiments include, while other embodiments do not include, certain features, elements and/or steps. Thus, such conditional language is not generally intended to imply that features, elements and/or steps are in any way required for one or more particular embodiments or that one or more particular embodiments necessarily include logic for deciding, with or without user input or prompting, whether these features, elements and/or steps are included or are to be performed in any particular embodiment.
  • It should be emphasized that the above-described embodiments are merely possible examples of implementations, merely set forth for a clear understanding of the principles of the present disclosure. Many variations and modifications may be made to the above-described embodiment(s) without departing substantially from the spirit and principles of the present disclosure. Further, the scope of the present disclosure is intended to cover any and all combinations and sub-combinations of all elements, features, and aspects discussed above. All such modifications and variations are intended to be included herein within the scope of the present disclosure, and all possible claims to individual aspects or combinations of elements or steps are intended to be supported by the present disclosure.

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1. An insulation packaging assembly comprising:
a box including a top side wall, an bottom side wall, and a plurality of lateral side walls;
a first insulation liner contacting a one of the lateral side walls of the box, the first insulation liner including a left fold, a center fold, and a right fold; and
a second insulation liner contacting a second of the lateral side walls of the box, the second insulation liner including a top fold, a back fold, and a bottom fold, the top fold of the second insulation liner positioned between the left fold and the right fold of the first insulation liner.
2. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein an outer surface of the second insulation liner contacts the top side wall of the box.
3. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein the bottom fold of the second insulation liner is positioned between the left fold and the right fold of the first insulation liner.
4. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein a top side end of the second insulation liner at the top fold contacts an inner surface of the first insulation liner at the center fold.
5. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein a top side end of the second insulation liner at the top fold contacts the top side wall of the box.
6. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein an inner surface of the second insulation liner at the top fold contacts an inner surface of the first insulation liner at the center fold.
7. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein the first insulation liner and the second insulation liner define a storage cavity, wherein a first void space is defined in the storage cavity and a second void space is defined between the second insulation liner and the box.
8. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein the first insulation liner and the second insulation liner define a storage cavity, wherein a volume of the storage cavity is adjustable.
9. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 8, wherein the second insulation liner is bendable to adjust the volume of the storage cavity.
10. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 9, further comprising an item positioned in the storage cavity, wherein the second insulation liner is bent to contact an inner surface of the second insulation liner at the top fold with the item positioned in the storage cavity.
11. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein the first insulation liner and the second insulation liner define a storage cavity, wherein the second insulation liner is bendable to move the second insulation liner away from the first insulation liner to remove an item from the storage cavity.
12. The insulation packaging assembly claim 1, wherein:
a left side end of the second insulation liner contacts an inner surface of the first insulation liner at the left fold, a left end of the left fold contacting the one of the lateral side wall of the box; and
a right side end of the second insulation liner contacts an inner surface of the first insulation liner at the right fold, a right end of the right fold contacting the one of the lateral side wall of the box.
13. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein the first insulation liner includes
a top end,
a bottom end,
a side end,
an inner surface, and
an outer surface, wherein the outer surface contacts the one of the lateral side walls of the box and the side end contacts the second of the lateral side walls of box opposite from the one of the lateral side walls of the box.
14. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 1, wherein:
the first insulation liner defines the left fold between a left side end and a first bend line, the center fold between the first bend line and a second bend line, and the right fold between the second bend line and a right side end; and
the second insulation liner defines the top fold between a top side end and a third bend line, the back fold between the third bend line and a fourth bend line, and the bottom fold between the fourth bend line and a bottom side end.
15. The insulation packaging assembly of claim 14, wherein:
the bottom side end of the second insulation liner contacts an inner surface of the center fold of the first insulation liner;
the first side end of the second insulation liner contacts an inner surface of the left fold of the first insulation liner; and
the second side end of the second insulation liner contacts an inner surface of the right fold of the first insulation liner.
16. A method comprising:
positioning a first insulation liner in a box, the box including a top side wall, a bottom side wall, and a plurality of lateral side walls, the first insulation liner including a left fold, a center fold, and a right fold, the first insulation liner contacting a one of the lateral side walls of the box; and
positioning a second insulation liner in the box, the second insulation liner contacting a second of the lateral side walls of the box, the second insulation liner including a top fold, a back fold, and a bottom fold, the top fold of the second insulation liner positioned between the left fold and the right fold of the first insulation liner.
17. The method of claim 16, wherein the first insulation liner and the second insulation liner define a storage cavity, wherein a volume of the storage cavity is adjustable.
18. The method of claim 17, further comprising bending the second insulation liner to adjust the volume of the storage cavity.
19. The method of claim 18, further comprising bending the second insulation liner inward to decrease the volume of the storage cavity.
20. The method of claim 16, wherein:
the first insulation liner defines the left fold between a left side end and a first bend line, the center fold between the first bend line and a second bend line, and the right fold between the second bend line and a right side end; and
the second insulation liner defines the top fold between a top side end and a third bend line, the back fold between the third bend line and a fourth bend line, and the bottom fold between the fourth bend line and a bottom side end, wherein
the bottom side end of the second insulation liner contacts an inner surface of the center fold of the first insulation liner,
a first side end of the second insulation liner at the back fold contacts an inner surface of the left fold of the first insulation liner, and
a second side end of the second insulation liner at the back fold contacts an inner surface of the right fold of the first insulation liner.
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